Adecco shareholders approve dividend of CHF 0.75

May 11, 2010
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Adecco shareholders approve dividend of CHF 0.75

Zurich, Switzerland, May 11, 2010: At today's Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Adecco Group, shareholders approved the re-election of all Board members for another year and elected Alexander Gut as a new member of the Board of Directors. The Board of Director's dividend proposal of CHF 0.75 per share and all other agenda items have also been approved.

The shareholders in attendance or represented at the Adecco Group's AGM, which took place in Lausanne today, have confirmed the following members of Adecco's Board of Directors, who were available for re-election, for a further term of one year: Rolf Dörig (Chairman), Thomas O'Neill (Vice-Chairman), Jakob Baer, Andreas Jacobs, Francis Mer, David Prince, Wanda Rapaczynski and Judith A. Sprieser. The shareholders elected Alexander Gut as a new member of the Board of Directors.

Furthermore, shareholders approved the payment of a cash dividend of CHF 0.75 per share for the financial year 2009. Shareholders also approved the Group's Annual Report 2009 and the re-election of Ernst & Young Ltd, Zurich as auditors for the business year 2010, as well as all other agenda items.



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About the Adecco Group

The Adecco Group, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is the world's leading provider of HR solutions. With over 31,000 FTE employees and more than 5,500 offices, in over 60 countries and territories around the world, Adecco Group offers a wide variety of services, connecting more than 600,000 colleagues with over 100,000 clients every day. The services offered fall into the broad categories of temporary staffing, permanent placement, outsourcing, consulting and outplacement. The Adecco Group is a Fortune Global 500 company.

Adecco S.A. is registered in Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) with listings on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN) and on Euronext in France (ADE).